Butterfly Bottox

PQA Wickford

One Minute to Save the World 2019 Finalist.

At the start of the year PQATV and The Children’s Media Conference challenged young filmmakers to make a one minute short film on the theme of ‘One Minute to Save the World’.

We asked them to make a film about something that they believe in. A film that makes us think, that is authentic to them.

Butterfly Botox is the story of a boy who feels pressured by his microcosm of society to fit in and feel beautiful so he visits a clinic and receives a new, pioneering treatment called Butterfly Botox.
The treatment makes the patient beautiful for 48 hours but the patient dies afterwards like the ephemeral butterfly, emphasising the lengths to which people will go for beauty.

Director Statement:
“I chose to represent the lead as a male as teenage boys emotional and mental health problems caused by a pressure to look flawless is often overlooked.
This is a film for anyone who has been told they aren’t beautiful or smart or funny enough and has been looked down upon by their peers because beauty isn’t everything, as Patient 0 finds out in Butterfly Botox”

Written, directed, edited and produced by:
Charlie Mills

William Hunt as Patient 0
Leandri Leonard as The Doctor

With Thanks to:
Images Beauty Salon


  • 2019

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